Man-Portable Air-Defense systems (MANPADS) are shoulder-launched Surface-to-Air missiles (SAMs). They are typically guided weapons and are a threat to low-flying aircraft, especially helicopters. So, how do low-flying aircraft maneuver against them?
Experts at the highest levels of military and intelligence fields, consider that one of the legacies of the failures of the west on seizing the vast weapons caches from the toppled Libyan dictator is that these MANPADS are showing up in the battlefield in the Syrian war. Here we can see Russian Mi-24 helicopters conducting maneuvers to dodge these highly destructive Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) in the hands of the Free Syrian Army.
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